By Diane Sheckells
---- — EAST KINGSTON - If you are a reader who enjoys Halloween chills and thrills, new titles abound this fall by favorite authors. Stephen King continues the story of “The Shining” in “Doctor Sleep”. “After decades as an itinerant alcoholic, middle-aged Dan Torrance uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a twelve-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals.”
Earlier this year, King released the first book in a new paperback line called Hard Case Crime. The cover art is reminiscent of pulp fiction murder novels of the 40’s and 50’s. “Joyland” is “set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, “Joyland” tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever”.
If you enjoyed the mini -series Under the Dome on TV, check out King’s novel here in print. Visit our on-line catalog, to read an excerpt from this book.
Watch for a new Charlaine Harris book coming at the end of the month. “Dead Ever After” marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels - a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next.
With characters arranged alphabetically - from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli - bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens.”
Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas returns in “Deeply Odd” where he “journeys through California and Nevada after a vision about the murders of three children, an effort throughout which he befriends a series of eccentric helpers who become allies in a battle against a sociopath and a network of killers.
Thrills and chills abound at the East Kingston Public Library. Check out our updated catalog that features excerpts from the work of your favorite authors and biographical info, too. Visit www.eastkingstonlibrary.org